The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 83 69 81
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 6 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.63% 1.32% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 6.49% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 3
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -25.28%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
MPLS
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
210 185 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 22.08% 20.40% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 135 163 177
Average salary £43,750 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,600 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (94.44%) BGP
3 13 (72.22%) VPN
3 13 (72.22%) OSPF
3 13 (72.22%) F5
4 10 (55.56%) Firewall
4 10 (55.56%) Juniper
4 10 (55.56%) VoIP
5 9 (50.00%) WAN
5 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (44.44%) CCIE
7 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
7 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (38.89%) VLAN
8 6 (33.33%) Network Security
8 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (33.33%) IPsec
8 6 (33.33%) WLAN
9 5 (27.78%) CCNP
9 5 (27.78%) Retail
10 4 (22.22%) Network Planning
10 4 (22.22%) HSRP
10 4 (22.22%) ITIL
11 3 (16.67%) LDAP
11 3 (16.67%) ATM
11 3 (16.67%) ISDN
11 3 (16.67%) LAN
11 3 (16.67%) CCDP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) BGP
2 13 (72.22%) OSPF
2 13 (72.22%) VPN
3 10 (55.56%) VoIP
3 10 (55.56%) Firewall
4 9 (50.00%) WAN
5 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
5 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
5 7 (38.89%) VLAN
6 6 (33.33%) IPsec
6 6 (33.33%) Network Security
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (33.33%) WLAN
7 4 (22.22%) HSRP
8 3 (16.67%) Frame Relay
8 3 (16.67%) SSH
8 3 (16.67%) Fast Ethernet
8 3 (16.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Network Designer
1 9 (50.00%) Designer
2 6 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Network Planning
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) Budget Control
3 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) CCIE
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) CCDP
3 3 (16.67%) CCDE
4 1 (5.56%) CCSE
4 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) F5
3 10 (55.56%) Juniper
4 9 (50.00%) CheckPoint